Capabilities

Capabilities

Transportation Analysis and Visualization

ORNL has extensive expertise in developing and applying spatial decision support systems to activities such as freight flow analysis and associated infrastructure investment studies. This expertise spans and often combines statistical and econometric modeling with micro-simulation and optimization methods, and has been applied across all of the major modes of transportation (highway, rail,...

Energy Storage

With increasing demand for low-cost batteries, the establishment of a domestic supply chain is a top priority. ORNL is giving US manufacturers a boost by operating the country’s largest open-access battery manufacturing research and development center. The DOE Battery Manufacturing R&D Facility (BMF) provides scientists the ability to analyze every aspect of battery production, from raw...

Unmanned Aerial Systems

Unmanned Aerial Systems capabilities at NTRC focus on increasing propulsion efficiency, power, and durability; systems evaluation and integration; virtual design, evaluation, and optimization; and novel power applications such as hybrid, fuel cells, and wireless charging. Experts at NTRC collaborate with scientists across the laboratory, including those at the ORNL UAS Research Center, which...

Vehicle Cybersecurity

The Vehicle Security Laboratory at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Vehicle Security Center places cyber experts and award-winning software analysis tools at ORNL’s National Transportation Research Center in close association with vehicle and manufacturing researchers.

The Vehicle Security Laboratory offers a suite of capabilities to assess cyber vulnerabilities while vehicles are in...

Fuel Cell Technologies

Fuel cell characterization and evaluation at the National Transportation Research Center is aimed at supporting the development of this technology by analyzing fuel cell behavior under typical operating conditions. The five fuel cell test stands are fully automated to control flow rates, humidity, electronic...

Vehicle Systems

ORNL’s Advanced Vehicle Systems research program provides key expertise in the understanding, simulation, and integration of advanced vehicle technologies to offer new insight on the potential benefits for hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and other advanced powertrain vehicles.

The Vehicle Systems Integration (VSI) Laboratory offers unique capabilities to evaluate and simulate...

Power Electronics and Electric Machinery

ORNL’s Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Research Center (PEEMRC) is the primary laboratory for the DOE Vehicle Technologies Office electric drive research and development due to a unique combination of facilities and expertise. Focus areas include wireless and wired power charging, power inverters and converters, efficient motor control technologies, compact electric motors, and...

Fuels, Engines, and Emissions

The Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research Center (FEERC) is the most comprehensive capability in the DOE system for interrelated research on internal combustion engine efficiency, emission controls, and fuel effects. FEERC specializes in research on high-efficiency combustion, emissions controls, emissions chemistry, renewable fuels, and lubricant technologies using innovative diagnostic...